I feel a little sad writing this, but I did not enjoy P. C. Cast’s latest Goddess Summoning book. I was alright with the last few books, but the first by far were the best in the series. My favorites were Goddess of Spring, Warrior Rising and Goddess of the Sea. Lately, I feel as if Cast has been drawing away from the roots of her early writing and trying to get in to a new audience/target/genre? The same is happening with her Young Adult House of Night series as well. (more…)
The Goddess Girls is an excellent children’s series. I highly recommend this to anyone, especially someone looking for a good chapter book series for girls ages 8-12. I enjoyed them as an adult, though more as a quick thirty-minute read. The authors do a fantastic job of mixing Greek myths with issues young girls face on a daily basis.
Artemis the Brave is the fourth book in the series. Artemis, one of my favorite Greek mythological figures, is portrayed as a tomboy, she is friends with a lot of people, and never ever has a crush on a boy. She also is very brave, though sometimes that is a front. (more…)
Meet Morgan Hawkes, paranormal investigator by trade, half-Wiccan by birth. Being able to speak with the spirits gives her a leg up on banishing those lingering on and causing trouble. She’s quite content with her job with the Paranormal Investigation Squad, until she’s recruited by Special Forces to help solve a string of murders—each one a pure blood witch. With vampire partner Cole St. John by her side, how can she fail?
Serephine is a goddess with an identity crisis that could destroy worlds. She is the Goddess of Chaos, and when that side of her slips loose, death and destruction are left in its wake. Sere is also a kind and gentle woman who just can’t make peace with herself. Her own internal turmoil just heightens Chaos when she slips free. Once again, Chaos is loose and it is up to the God of Order to rein her in, but this time he is terribly injured. His son, Darvon, is called upon to fulfill his father’s duties and must confront Sere, the one woman that he has tried to avoid from their childhood. Sere must be convinced to embrace Chaos and merge with her or there will be no chance that she and Darvon will ever fulfill their desire and love for each other.
Janet Begay hasn’t always been able to harness the power of the storms. At one time, they controlled her instead of the other way around. It wasn’t until a bar fight and run-in with a man who could soak up her magic like a giant sexy sponge that she began to uncover what she was: Stormwalker, child of a malevolent goddess from Beneath, possible destroyer of the world.
Abby Richmond and her dog, Bowser, are new to town after inheriting Abby’s grandmother’s coffee house. Shar Summer is a professor at the local college and, along with her dog, Wolfie, is becoming increasingly unsatisfied with her life. Daisy has been suddenly appointed dog sitter to her mother’s extremely hyperactive Jack Russell, Bailey. When they all attend a dog training class based on a new method, their lives change forever.
Garnet Lacey just wants her life to be normal—at least until she makes it through her honeymoon—so she casts a spell asking for normalcy. It might have worked for a normal person, but normal for Garnet is anything but. Her honeymoon starts out with a frost demon on the wing of the plane and Garnet demanding to be let off said plane. This leads to a brief detainment by homeland security when the plane, after departing without Garnet and her husband, is forced to make an emergency landing.
Shadow Blade, the terrific first installment in the Shadowchasers series, hooks the reader from the first paragraph and does not let go until the last page is turned. Kira Solomon, pledged to the Gilead Commission since the age of twelve, leads a lonely life as a Shadowchaser, primarily due to her ability to read the memories and impressions of people by touching them or the objects or food items they have handled. Unfortunately, Kira also drains the life force from people just by touching them, which results in her always wearing gloves and avoiding direct physical contact. Both a curse and an asset, Kira’s abilities enable her to do her job.
Beginning just before Dagger-Star leaves off, White Star takes us through not only Evelyn’s experience in the Black Hills, but also her continued adventures as Gloriana takes the throne and she finds herself falling for the ultimate bad boy. Orrin Blackhart, Scourge of Palins and Lord Marshal to Lady High Baroness Elanore of the Black Hills, helped orchestrate much of the damage done to Palins and yet he had sacrificed himself to save his men. (more…)
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I grew up devouring books and comic books. When I found Anne Rice’s books, I was a total goner. Later, my buddy Shayla Black introduced me to books by JR Ward, Lora Leigh, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and more. (more…)
Ally Nichols had put her life on hold nearly two years ago, in order to help her sister Susan and young niece, Cindy, adjust to her sister’s husband’s death. Though Ally was determined to help Susan maintain a stable environment for Cindy, she had not counted on the continued hostilities of the townspeople. Ally’s graduate work in botany, combined with her contacts at the university, meant she was able to gain contracts for test plantings of certain crops, which created some jealousy and envy from the local farmers.
Sylvie Lightner is ready to throw in the towel. She cannot watch any more friends die at the hands of the dark forces of evil; she would rather close up shop to protect the ones she loves. When she is approached by Kevin Dunne who claims he is the God of Justice, she has no choice but to take the case for the fate of the world is in her hands. (more…)
The ancients thought the heart was the source of all human emotion and passion. This is probably because of the way our heart thumps when we fall in love, and the way our heart seems to seize inside our chests when we’re frightened or grieving. The heart is a wonderfully resilient muscle, soft and fleshy, yet we describe the fracturing pain of loss as heartbreak?
Rose is a book that will bespell you from the start as this literary escape blends scenes that are at times laugh-out-loud funny while others push the sexual boundaries of the reader as the characters fight through the destiny the gods have placed before them to find the one who will complete them forever.
The world is not as it appears. While people are busy with their everyday lives, going to church, to work, to school, there are those who walk among us — immortals with their own quest. Gabriel is one such man. He belongs to the Priory of Callan, one of twelve other sorcerers under a high priestess named Morag. They belong to an ancient time, one where gods and goddesses inhabit their followers, (more…)
Tamsen Ka’antira is a half-human, half-elven queen of the Elven Realm. She has been dealt horrific personal blows all of her life, and still remains a warrior and a queen. However, as she approaches judgment by the gods she will have to deal with the possibility of even more crushing losses, some of which could cause her to loose the heavens on even the innocent if no one can stay her hand or calm her wrath.
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Kree Fawr is no ordinary human. Goddess-born and a Gryphon, the highest honor bestowed on a warrior, Kree has left the opulent lifestyle of the Goddesses temple behind, and with it, the addiction to Goddess nectar. He lives a simple life as a commanding officer at The Blue Garrison serving alongside his best friend, Lathan Bruin. After the loss of his wife, he has avoided giving his heart to anyone but all that changes when Lathan’s daughter, Kayseri, returns home.
Salnath is a man from a remote, small village who has made a name for himself battling monsters and bedding goddesses and now he’s come home to the machinations of his mother and cross-eyed cousin. Salnath keeps making mistakes with his brother, his sister, and his mother, and although he has good intentions, his goals while home never come out right, and in the end, he wonders if you can ever really go home again.
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